Light, crunchy butter cookies from the Philippines made with cornstarch instead of wheat flour.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 2/3 cups cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the cornstarch, cream of tartar and baking powder until well blended. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.